ENGLISH CASTLE, MAGNA CARTA & STATELY HOME
The Stately Home remains closed due to the coronavirus. If you are interested in doing this tour in 2020 please contact me to discuss alternative options - for example instead of visiting this particular house we can visit the magnificent gardens of the Stourhead Stately Home.
Private day tour from Bath.
Opportunity to see some of the beautiful and fascinating attractions surrounding Bath.
You will visit the area's best example of a moated castle - the romantic ruins of a small 14th century castle in a village close to Bath.
You will visit Salisbury Cathedral - home to an original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta and the world's oldest working clock.
You will also visit Longleat House - a magnificent Stately Home that over the centuries has entertained Kings and Queens. Today it is still lived in by its owners - the Marquess & Marchioness of Bath.
All admission tickets are included.
This tour is available between March and October, Monday to Saturday. If you would like to do this tour on a Sunday or outside these months please contact me.
Tour price depends on the number of people in your group (maximum 6 people). Please select the number of people in the calendar to show the price.
To book the tour please use the calendar. For more information on the tour please read on...
I will collect you at 8:30am from your accommodation in Bath and will drive you to the small city of Salisbury, approx. 1 hour from Bath. I will take you on a private tour of the famous Salisbury Cathedral. Built in the 13th century, the cathedral was the inspiration behind the cathedral in Ken Follett's "Pillars of the Earth" novel and today it has the tallest spire in the country. The cathedral is also home to the world's oldest working clock and an original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta. There are only 4 remaining copies of the 1215 Magna Carta and the one at Salisbury is the best preserved. It is on display to the public in a special Magna Carta exhibition which we will visit during the tour.
After lunch I will drive you to the village of Nunney where you can see the ruins of a small moated 14th century castle which was built by a knight who had fought in the wars in France. The castle saw action during the Civil War and remained inhabited until the end of the 18th century when it was abandoned leading to the picturesque ruins you see today.
From the castle we will continue to the magnificent Stately Home of Longleat House. Built in the late 1500s this grand country house has been home to 15 generations of the Thynne family who throughout the centuries have entertained Royalty at the house, including our current Queen. Today it remains the home for the family - lived in by the Marquess and Marchioness of Bath. I will take you on a tour of the house to see the rooms that are open to the public as well as the gardens.
After visiting the house I will drive you back to Bath, arriving around 5pm depending on traffic.
INSIDER TIP: Salisbury is only a 20 minute drive from Stonehenge. If you are interested in seeing Stonehenge it may be possible to customize this tour to include a visit to Stonehenge if the opening hours for the dates of your trip permit it. If this is of interest please contact me.
BOOK THE TOUR:
The tour price depends on the number of people in your group (maximum 6 people) - please use the calendar to view the price.
All admission prices are included. A donation to Salisbury Cathedral to support them in the maintenance and running of the cathedral is included in the tour price.
Refreshments and lunch are not included in the price of tour.
Photography is not permitted within the house at Longleat.